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Celebrate Mother’s Day with a relaxing getaway in North Wales.

What better way to show your mum that you care than with a stay in one of these holiday cottages in North Wales?

Whether you’re planning on celebrating with a meal, afternoon tea, or a pampering spa break. You’re sure to find the perfect way to show Mum you care this Mother’s Day.

Continue reading for further inspiration on how you can treat your mum this Mother’s Day…

When is Mother’s Day 2024?

This year Mother’s Day in the UK is on Sunday 10th March.

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Mother’s Day takes place on a different day each year on the fourth Sunday of Lent. This year Mother’s Day will take place on Sunday 10th March, exactly three weeks before Easter.

The day celebrates both mothers and mother figures and is usually marked with gifts, meals, or experiences. However, these don’t have to be limited to just one day of the year of course!

How do you say Happy Mother’s Day in Welsh?

The Welsh for Happy Mother’s Day is “Sul y mamau hapus“.

Other useful Welsh phrases you can use on Mother’s Day are;

Dwi’n caru ti/ Rwy’n dy garu di mam – I love you mam (formal/informal)

Diolch – Thank you

Llawer o gariad oddi wrth – Lots of love from

Ti yw’r gorau – You are the best

Cael diwrnod gwych – Have a great day

Caru ti i’r lleuad ac yn ôl – Love you to the moon and back

Things to do on Mother’s Day in North Wales

1. Bodysgallen Hall, Llandudno

Tucked away on the outskirts of Llandudno is the beautiful Grade I listed Bodysgallen Hall. This National Trust-owned hotel and spa is surrounded by 200 acres of picturesque grounds, and enjoys views out to Snowdonia and Conwy Castle.

What better way to show your mum you care than with a pamper in the indulgent spa? She can enjoy a dip in the pool, relax in the jacuzzi, and melt any stresses away in the sauna or steam room. There is also a gymnasium, Club Room and a Relaxation Room to enjoy!

For that extra special touch, why not book your mum in for one of the spa’s luxury treatments? Ranging from massages and facials to bio-slimming wraps and body scrubs, all of which are sure to leave your mum feeling like the VIP she is!

2. Bodnant Garden, Conwy Valley

If you’re looking to get out amongst nature, then head to the world-famous Bodnant Garden. A day spent exploring these beautiful Grade I listed gardens is the perfect Mother’s Day treat.

There are so many things to see and do around the gardens. Follow the leisurely 2-mile Furnace Wood and Meadow Trail which offers panoramic views along the way!

Or explore the different areas of the grounds, which include the Victorian East Garden, The Old Park, the Arboretum, and the 18th century Pin Mill. There’s also a playground for the little ones to enjoy, complete with a maze!

Be sure to make a pit stop at the Pavilion and Magnolia tea-rooms, where you can enjoy a cup of tea and a slice of cake. For more fantastic gardens to visit, check out our gorgeous gardens in North Wales blog.

3. Fron Goch Garden Centre, Caernarfon

Find the perfect combination of plants and food at the popular Fron Goch Garden Centre. Home to an award-winning cafe where you can catch up with mum over home-cooked breakfasts, delicious lunches, afternoon teas, and homemade roasts.

After food, you can check out the wide variety of plants, outdoor furniture and gifts. There’s even a Hooton’s Homegrown shop, so you can pick up fresh fruit and veg for the week whilst you’re there!

4. The Snowdon Inn, Cwm-y-Glo

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At the foot of Snowdon, you will find The Snowdon Inn in the small village of Cwm-y-glo. Treat your mum to an afternoon of good wine and food with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and Llyn Padarn.

The pub has previously been voted as the best pub within the Snowdonia National Park by CAMRA several years in a row, and it is not to be missed!

After your meal, why not wander around the lake or continue onto the charming village of Llanberis. Where you’ll find the National Slate Museum and Dolbadarn Castle.

5. Zip World Llechwedd, Blaenau Ffestiniog


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For those adrenaline-seeking mums, check out the fun-filled Zip World Llechwedd in Blaenau Ffestiniog.

Explore underground mines as you jump and slide your way through the nets of Bounce Below. Or take on the Zip World Caverns course which is housed in a mine that has been disused for over 200 years.

Those feeling brave can take on the Zip World Titan, comprised of three zip lines stretching for 1890 metres. Expect breath-taking views of Snowdonia and the quarry as you make your way down!

6. Zip World Fforest, Betws-y-Coed


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Continue the adventures with mum at the popular Zip World Fforest in Betws-y-Coed, surrounded by the stunning Conwy Valley.

Home to the famous wooden Fforest Coaster, the UK’s only alpine coaster, where you can zoom through the woodlands at 25 mph.

There are plenty more activities to be enjoyed at Zip World Fforest, including Plummet 2, where you can tandem drop from the 100ft tower, or Skyride 2, where you can explore the skies on Europes highest giant swing!

There is also Zip Safari 2, Tree Hoppers and Treetop Nets, which are sure to whet any budding adventurers appetite!

The Fforst Caffi awaits you in between or after your activities, where you can refuel with a cup of coffee and delicious, locally-sourced food.

7. Ffestiniog Railway, Porthmadog


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For a truly memorable Mother’s Day, why not see the very best of North Wales with a trip on the Ffestiniog Railway? Get settled in a carriage with an on-train hamper, and soak up the amazing views for 13 1/2 miles.

Your journey will take you from Porthmadog’s picturesque harbour to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Blaenau Ffestiniog. Along the way, you can take in the sights of enchanting woodlands, lakes, mountains, and waterfalls.

If you’d prefer to dine before boarding the train, you can grab a bite to eat at Spooners Cafe & Bar, where you can toast to your mum with a glass of fizz!

8. Ruthin Castle Hotel, Ruthin

Perched in the lovely town of Ruthin is the stunning Ruthin Castle Hotel. Surrounded by the beautiful Clwydian Range, this four-star castle is home to the BAZAAR Spa, which can be found in the former moat of the castle.

Treat your mum to a day of rest and relaxation, with facilities including a Mud Room, Sauna, Steam Room, hot tubs, and thermal cabins. If you’re struggling for Mother’s Day gifts, the spa offers a range of treatments, which are sure to impress!

After your pamper, enjoy lunch in Bertie’s Restaurant with a glass of wine. Afternoon tea and Sunday roasts are on offer too!

9. The Hayloft Restaurant, Colwyn Bay

What better Mother’s Day gift than a lovely meal in a relaxed atmosphere with superb service? You’ll get all this and more at the Hayloft Restaurant which rests within the Conwy Valley.

Before or after your meal, you can relax in the Hayloft Bar with handcrafted cocktail or glass of wine.

In the summer months, you can savour your drink on the terrace enjoying valley views, whilst a crackling log fire and plush seating awaits you inside in Winter.

The Hayloft Bar and Restaurant is owned by Bodnant Welsh Food, and is within easy reach of Bodnant Garden itself.

If you can’t get enough of the food you can visit the on-site farm shop. Where you can pick up locally-sourced produce to take home with you to recreate your favourite dishes.

Has our guide to Mother’s Day inspired you to treat your mum to a getaway? Our range of luxury holiday cottages and cottages with hot tub make for the perfect Mother’s Day gift!

For more things to do during your getaway, check out our 14 must-visit towns in North Wales, or our 7 things to do in North Wales when it’s raining blog, promising a fun-filled day come rain or shine!

Secure the perfect Mother’s Day stay with Menai Holidays today!



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